JOB TITLE: PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS DISPATCHER – NIGHT SHIFT
Location: 32 Jefferson Street, Chattahoochee, FL 32324
Job Type: Part-Time, 24 hours/week average
Contact: Chattahoochee Police Department (850) 663-4383
This is part-time employment with the Chattahoochee Police Department. This is specialized work receiving, screening, prioritizing, and relaying information regarding emergency calls for service over a radio system involving multiple talk groups and channels. Work is performed according to agency rules, regulations and procedures. Supervisor will review work methods and records for accuracy and effectiveness, and for adherence to rules, regulations and procedures.
ESSENTIAL AND OTHER IMPORTANT JOB DUTIES
Dispatches emergency calls for the Chattahoochee area for the Police Department and volunteer fire station. Operates and monitors radio frequencies for dispatching personnel. Maintains the status of these personnel, their location, assignments, and safety. Obtains all pertinent information, enters information into a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system to be relayed to the field units. Notifies supervisor of all equipment malfunctions, issues, or any calls of a serious, unusual, or life-threatening nature, and of notifications that must be sent for Level 1 and 2 responses.
Other Important Duties Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
Dispatching experience preferred; however, training is available. Knowledge of the geography of the area, its road network, surrounding area and major business and residential complexes and locations. Knowledge of rules, regulations, procedures for public safety dispatching. Ability to multi-task using the phone and radio while inputting data on a computer. Ability to react under time sensitive, stressful, and critical situations. Ability to accurately follow directions. Skills in the operation of radio transmitting and receiving equipment. Ability to listen, comprehend and retain job-related information. Ability to prioritize and make fast accurate decisions. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies. Ability to perform multiple duties simultaneously. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with coworkers, supervisors and the service responders. Ability to maintain a variety of logs. Ability to efficiently and effectively utilize resources. Skills in the use of the CAD system. Skills in the use of the programs and applications that are necessary for successful job performance.
HOW TO APPLY
Individuals wishing to apply for this position must turn in a completed resume and City of Chattahoochee employment application. The individual must fill out an application packet to be considered for hire as a resume will not substitute for the completed application packet. This packet may be picked up at either City Hall (22 Jefferson Street) or downloaded below. All completed applications and resumes must be received by the Police Department. The City of Chattahoochee is a drug free workplace that prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.